Lucas Shaw, writing at Bloomberg:
This data is backed up by conversations I’ve had with people who work at Netflix, who’ve said since last year that the first and second quarter of 2021 would be most affected by Covid. Netflix shoots most of its TV shows and movies several months before it plans to release them, which you have to do when you are dropping every episode all at once. As a result, it had shot most of its 2020 material. But we’re now a year into the pandemic, which means we’re seeing the effects of production stoppages from last March. April and May.
This is not unique to Netflix. If anything, Netflix is still in a stronger position than most of it competition.
HAIM will be scoring the upcoming Netflix animated musical, The Witch Boy.
Hailing from the Oscar-nominated Adam and Dog director and based on Molly Knox Osterag’s New York Times bestselling novel series of the same name, The Witch Boytakes place in a secret, magical community where girls are born to be witches and boys grow into shapeshifters. The Lee’s protagonist, Aster, is surprised to discover his emerging witch powers. But when a mysterious force endangers his world, he must embark on a journey to learn the truth behind himself, his powers and all the magic around him.
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Ben Platt’s Netflix special, Live from Radio City Music Hall, is now up on Netflix.
Netflix has finally made autoplay of previews an option. About-fucking-time.
Taylor Swift’s new documentary, Miss Americana, will arrive on Netflix on January 31st.
Miss Americana, directed by Lana Wilson, looks at Swift’s career and is “a raw and emotionally revealing look at one of the most iconic artists of our time during a transformational period in her life as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice,” according to a statement.